Darmstadt, July 2005 – The Walldorf-headquartered software house SAP recently certified the integration packages for CATIA V4/V5 and mySAP PLM which PROSTEP developed using SAP’s CAD desktop architecture. This now makes the OpenPDM(R) SC4 and SC5 interfaces official SAP partner products. Certification provides customers with the assurance they require for the future with regard to using the interfaces and acts as confirmation of the complete and reliable functional capabilities these interfaces offer. This provides greater protection of the investments made.
The CATIA integration packages for mySAP PLM are part of PROSTEP’s OpenPDM(R) product suite, which provides support for both online integration scenarios between PLM/PDM/TDM/CAD systems and the cross-enterprise exchange of product structure data. This means the PROSTEP is able to realize a wide variety of different application scenarios using the same basic technology. The interfaces are extremely user friendly since PROSTEP has incorporated them in SAP’s CAD desktop architecture, which provides all the major functions needed to manage the engineering data and operate the interfaces using a uniform user interface. This means that users require only a minimum of training in order learn how to use the PDM system across different CAD systems, which simplifies its use in the heterogeneous CAD environments typical for the automotive supplier industry.
“Certification by SAP honors the effort we have put into developing powerful, top-quality interfaces based on our OpenPDM(R) technology“, says Dr. Bernd PTMtzold, Chairman of the Board of PROSTEP AG. “It opens up a realm of new possibilities for SAP customers and, at the same time, it represents an important step in our efforts to expand our partnerships with all the leading PLM vendors.”
As a next step, PROSTEP AG hopes to gain status as a SAP Software Partner in order to increase the level of cooperation between the two companies. Work in this direction is already under way.
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